Christiana's Weekly Newsletter
In the United States, Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. It is also the time when we honor those people who have given their lives in service to our country. We appreciate their courage, and use that courage as an example and inspiration.
Thankfully, very few of us will have to fight in an actual war. Nonetheless, we all need courage. At one point or another, we all have battles to fight.
Many times our struggles are internal. The people around us may never know the courage we muster every day.
Sometimes are struggles are health-related. Sometimes we are healing from loss. Sometimes we simply need to find the courage to pursue our dreams.
Whatever our challenges, we are constantly inspired by the courage of those around us.
Perhaps the important thing to remember is this. Courage is not a lack of fear. Courage is the willingness to proceed nonetheless.
Finding Courage with the Cards
So many tarot cards speak to us of courage. Whenever we are unsure, afraid or anxious, we can go to the cards to find solace, comfort and encouragement.
It is important to ask the right questions, especially when we are in need of courage.
Sometimes we base our questions on anxiety rather than faith. When that happens, we are unable to gain perspective and insight from the cards.
Here are some good questions to help you find your courage in the cards.
What do I need to do to face my fears?
How have my fears served me?
Why do I fear this?
What motivates me to overcome my fear?
What makes me feel more empowered?
From what can I draw strength?
The Week in Review
This week I am thrilled that Robin Renee shared a great post on our Tarot Topics Community Blog. Read “Audacious Eleven Talks Tarot.” Robin is a frequent contributor to the Psychic Café, and a well-known musician and spiritual leader.
My contribution to the community blog this week is “Five Ways to Interpret a Reversed Tarot Card.”
On my personal blog, Tarot Trends, I wrote about two Minor Arcana cards that portray women alone, and how our understanding of these cards has changed as the role of women in society has changed. Read “Tarot and the Woman Alone.”
On my Dark Forest blog this week I wrote about some ideas for conscious evolution. Read “The Blame Game.”
From Around the Web
Hillary Gauvreau is not only an energy healer, she is also a very funny and insightful lady. If you are a single person of a certain age, you will love Hillary’s blog, “The Dated Dater: Life as an Over 50 Single.”
From “Spirit, Science and Metaphysics,” here are “25 Life Lessons from Albert Einstein.”
Here’s a post about tarot interpretation that makes a lot of sense to me. Read “The Tarot Bones” from Ginny Hunt’s “78 Notes to Self: A Tarot Journal.”
The Fool's Journey: An Epic Tale of Courage
Tarot is a story told in pictures. The story is the epic hero’s adventure. Tarot tells the archetypal tale of each one of us on our journey through life.
The hero of our story is card 0, the Fool.
As we trace the Fool’s journey through the Major Arcana and through the four suits of the Minor Arcana, we see many examples of courage in his story.
As an exercise, look through your tarot cards in order. What stories of courage do you see there?
Think about them, meditate on them, and write about them.
Now think about your own life. How do your own stories relate to the stories of courage you see in the cards?
What’s Up at the Psychic Café?
May 25th is designated as World Tarot Day. At Christiana’s Psychic Café I celebrated the occasion with a conversation with Olivia Destrades of First Earth Tarot. We talked about tarot and Lenormand. I particularly enjoyed our frank conversation about fortune-telling.
You can watch the show in archive on my Tarot Topics community news site.
On June 1st we will be talking about building tarot communities. I will be joined by Mary Ellen Collins and Diane Wilkes to discuss tarot gatherings large and small.
Mary Ellen Collins is a Readers Studio attendee, and has been a member of local tarot organizations in South Florida.
Diane Wilkes has been attending national and international tarot events since the very beginning, and is the organizer of the Northeastern Tarot Conclave.
Both Mary Ellen and Diane are also very active in online tarot communities. We’ll discuss the importance of in-person gatherings, and share our vision for the future of our worldwide tarot community.
For more information, visit the Show Info page and please like Christiana’s Psychic Café on Facebook.
Learning Tarot: Queen of Wands
In the Court of the Minor Arcana, Queens can represent adult women. Queens can also represent people of any gender who are nurturers.
The Queens can come up in a reading to remind us to nurture ourselves and our interests.
The Queen of Wands is the Queen of Fire. She asks you to tend your fires and to nurture your passions.
In a reading, the Queen of Wands can represent a woman who is creative, energetic, warm, friendly, sensual, funny and passionate.
The Queen of Wands might be you, or someone you know.
The Queen of Wands can encourage you to nurture your inner flame.
The Queen of Wands reminds you to have a sense of humor. At the same time, the Queen of Wands invokes a sense of spirituality, and encourages your spiritual discovery.
The Queen of Wands tells you not to be shy. The Queen of Wands teaches you to live out loud.
Next week we will complete the suit of Wands when we meet the King!
Christiana's Trip to Connecticut
This August, I will once again be traveling to New England. I will be offering Psychic House parties in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
My travel dates are flexible at this time, but I anticipate being available in Connecticut and nearby states between August 8th and August 24th.
Dates are already booking, so if you would like me to come to your home or office for a Psychic House Party in August, please call me at 561-655-1160 now!
Your One-Card Weekly Reading
Your one-card reading this week is the Ace of Pentacles.
If you are looking for a new job, a raise or a promotion, this is exactly the card you want to see!
The Ace of Pentacles can predict new money, a new opportunity or a new career.
The Ace of Pentacles can also indicate a new sense of stability, or even a new way of taking care of your health.
The Ace of Pentacles is associated with the root chakra. This card reminds you that you are here for a reason. The Ace of Pentacles is the essence of the element of Earth. The card tells you that all the resources you need are available to you.
This week, welcome grounding, prosperity and opportunities!
Thursday, May 29, 7 pm
Global Tarot Circle
Join us for an hour of online tarot fun and fellowship. We will exchange readings, discuss card interpretations and reading technics. Anyone with an interest in tarot is welcome to attend this free online event. Log-in on your computer, smartphone or tablet, or call in by phone.
For log-in information, visit the event listing on the Tarot Circle website.
Sunday, June 1, 9 pm
Christiana’s Psychic Café
Our topic will be IRL tarot events – symposia, conferences, meetups and conventions. What’s good about them? Which are the best? Should we have more?
My guests will be Mary Ellen Collins and Diane Wilkes.
For more information, visit Christiana’s Psychic Café on Facebook.
Thursday, June 5, 7 pm
Sharing Wisdom – Reading for Others
Tarot hobbyists, professional readers, and those somewhere in between, all share something in common. We all want to give the best readings possible to clients, family and friends.
In this online presentation, I will guide you through each step of performing a great reading. I will help you discover your personal style as a reader, and discuss some common pitfalls and ways to avoid them. I will give you insight in how to derive the most specific information possible from each reading.
For registration, visit the event listing on the Continuing Education website.
Sunday, June 8, 9 pm
Christiana’s Psychic Café
Some of my most transformative moments have come from reading fiction, and so we’ll be talking about spiritual fiction on the Psychic Café. Ambika Devi, whose new book “Lilith” has just been released, will be joining us to share her story.
For more information. Visit Christiana’s Psychic Café on Facebook.
Private readings and instruction are available by appointment.
Tarot parties at your home or office are available throughout Florida. Call 561-655-1160 for more information or to schedule your event.
Agent inquiries are welcome.